CIPFA examiner receives recognition


The Tom Sowerby award, recognising outstanding service to student education, has been won by Roger Davis for his commitment to CIPFA students. Roger has spent 20 years as a member of the CIPFA examining team for the professional qualification’s case study exam.

The award was presented by Jaki Salisbury, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s (CIPFA) president, during CIPFA’s Annual Conference 2013.

Speaking at the CIPFA Annual Conference, Jaki Salisbury said:

“For the past 20 years Roger has been an invaluable member of the examining team for the professional qualification’s case study exam. He has been responsible for writing and coordinating the development of many exam papers.

“As lead author of the case study, his input has been immense. Without a doubt, he has been crucial to the on-going success of this flagship part of the CIPFA Professional Qualification.” 

The Tom Sowerby Award is given every year by CIPFA for outstanding service to students.



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Notes to Editors:

  • The Tom Sowerby Award is presented each year for outstanding service to CIPFA students. It was established by Tom Sowerby, president of CIPFA from 1973 to 1974.


CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. Our 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. As the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services, CIPFA’s portfolio of qualifications are the foundation for a career in public finance. They include the benchmark professional qualification for public sector accountants as well as a postgraduate diploma for people already working in leadership positions. They are taught by our in-house CIPFA Education and Training Centre as well as other places of learning around the world. We also champion high performance in public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services. They include information and guidance, courses and conferences, property and asset management solutions, consultancy and interim people for a range of public sector clients. Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. We work with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector around the world to advance public finance and support better public services. This includes the development of local professional qualifications in African countries like Lesotho and Nigeria and in Europe in post conflict states in the Balkans.